I can't say that I do. In fact, I can't remember the last time I started exercising with a smile.
But I do love the benefits that I get not just after exercise, but the benefits from the whole process of doing exercise.
This is kinda how I felt on Sunday morning, when I was driving around looking for a place to shoot. And when I say Sunday morning, I mean 03.30 on Sunday morning. The worst thing is I didn't even get to shoot what I had intended! I was out to do some test shots and the location was not at all suitable. The second location was more promising but the lighting was not correct. I almost felt like a landscape photographer who are known to wake up before the crack of dawn, and go to the same spot day after day waiting for the right conditions. To catch the crack of dawn involves being out around 04.00. Hence the time I was driving.
Believe me, I would rather have been in bed. I may love photography, but I don't love waking up for the summer sunrise in the summer. But then, what benefit would I get from sleeping instead of potentially taking a great image? You have to love potential.
A sunrise that I always remember in 2007 from my hotel in Greece.